The East End/Long Look leg of the Rise & Shine Tramp may see a possible clash between bands on the road during next year’s festivities.
Chairwoman of the East End/Long Look Festival Sub-committee Sandra Potter gave that indication in a recent interview with BVI News.
Potter said the idea of a band clash came via suggestions from some of the event’s supporters.
“As opposed to both bands going up one steady behind the other, maybe we have them come from different directions and let there be a clash because people seem to enjoy a clash between bands,” Potter stated.
“That was one of the most popular suggestions from some of the revellers. Next year maybe we can have one band come from the westerly direction and the other from the easterly direction and meet somewhere in the middle,” she explained.
A number of persons who attended the August 7 event this year seemed to be hoping for a clash after the two participating bands — Nu Vybes and joint Road March winners VIBE — ended up adjacent to each other at one stage of the J’ouvert.
It was at that point that some revellers began chanting the word “clash” in anticipation of a musical battle between both bands.
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